6 Free Games for Teaching Computer Programming to Kids

September 26, 2014

BrainPOP's GameUp has six excellent free games to introduce students to coding and computer programming. Click on each link below to view our game resources, including related BrainPOP movie topics, l...

A Quick Way to Find BrainPOP Lesson Materials

September 17, 2014

Did you know you can search all of our BrainPOP lesson materials by the movie topics? Just visit our Movies page on BrainPOP Educators and click on the subject area you're interested in. You'll fin...

Uncle Joe’s Sequencing Sentence Strips

September 15, 2014

In pairs, students match the sentence halves, and then put them in the correct sequence according to the movie, in this sequencing sentence strips activity. When they have finished, have them watch th...

Parallel Actions Sentence Strips

September 15, 2014

Use this sentence strip activity with the movie Looking for Lucky, to practice the past progressive with parallel actions....

Daria Roulett Talks about Make-a-Map Concept Mapping Tool

September 3, 2014

5th grade teacher Daria Roulett speaks about the unique engagement she observed as her students used the Make-A-Map concept mapping tool in the school's computer lab....

4 Resources to Help You Get Started with BrainPOP

August 1, 2014

Do you want to get started with BrainPOP this school year? Check out the following resources from our New Subscriber page to get familiarized with what we have to offer: 1. Subscription Overviews: ...

5 Easy Ways to See What’s New on BrainPOP

July 23, 2014

Want to know What's New on BrainPOP? Here's a way to find out about our movie of the day, spotlight lessons and movie topics, recent movies/lessons/games we've added, and timely BrainPOP resources tha...

Characters in Action: Progressive Tense

July 7, 2014

Cut out and use the images to practice the progressive tense to describe parallel actions....

Avoiding the “Summer Slump” with Math Games

June 26, 2014

Today's guest blogger, Derek Lomas, shares research about the dreaded summer slump and ways to support students from losing progress over the summer. Derek is a  learning scientist at Carnegie Mellon...

Suddenly It Started Storyboard Activity

June 24, 2014

Students practice using the past progressive in this storyboard sequencing activity. Using the 6 separated images, students match the sentence halves and sequence the events of the storyboard accordin...